Whether you’re young or old, single or married, a parent or child free, Sheffield has lots to offer as a place to live. Located in South Yorkshire right next door to the Peak District National Park, Sheffield is a city with everything you could want right on your doorstep. Here are just five of the best reasons to come and live here, but there are plenty more!
Things to do
Within the city, you’ll find plenty of shopping opportunities, cafes and restaurants. The Winter Gardens is a huge greenhouse structure right in the heart of the city where you can sit in the warmth with your sandwiches and read, or just admire the 2000 or so exotic plants and trees. Outside are the Peace Gardens, with dancing fountains that are great fun for children to play in during the summer months.
There’s an Everyman cinema in the heart of the city, and the enormous Ponds Forge sports centre is within easy walking distance of the city centre. The National Videogame Arcade is worth a visit if you have children or just enjoy gaming - recently relocated from Nottingham, the Arcade has a single entrance fee and you can play all day on classics such as Mario and Guitar Hero, plus retro games and games still in development.
Outside the city, Valley Centertainment has a cinema, mini golf and lots of restaurants; across the road is the Fly DSA Arena, home to Sheffield Steelers if you fancy watching a game of ice hockey. Meadowhall is a tram ride away for all the shops you could ever want.
Sheffield is located directly off the M1 with excellent links by road and rail to Leeds, Nottingham, Birmingham and further afield. You can cut across the Peak District to reach Manchester in under an hour-and-a-half, and London is two hours away by train.
Sheffield folk are friendly and open. They’ll chat with you at the bus stop, they’ll give helpful directions if you’re lost, and you’ll soon be made to feel at home if you move here.
A city that feels like a town
Sheffield is quite a compact city; you can easily wander from one end of the centre to the other in 15 minutes. It has all the big highstreet stores and chain restaurants you’d expect to see in a city, but there are also lots of independent shops and cafes. Try The Cabin near Moorfoot for pancakes, waffles, homemade food and a selection of gifts and crafts, or the Treehouse Boardgame Cafe not far from Bramall Lane, where you can eat home-cooked food and try out their library of boardgames.
It’s the sort of city where you can feel safe to walk around on your own after dark.
Decent house prices
Compared to Leeds and Nottingham, house prices in Sheffield are relatively low and you’ll get a lot of property for your money. The surrounding areas are even cheaper, and thanks to the tram system and decent local bus service it’s easy to get into the centre from the nearby villages.
We haven’t even mentioned the brilliant universities or football clubs! If you decide to move to Sheffield to live, work or study, keep in mind that self storage can make moving house
a lot easier and if you’d like to rent a self storage unit with us while you settle in we have a store in the Kelham Island area just north of the city centre. Give us a call for some no-obligation advice or a quote if you think you’ll need us.